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What's the best way to clean dirty bicycle chain oil from chair upholstery?

Asked by syntak (275points) November 29th, 2009

got chain oil on my chair. its a woven upholstery (woven wool).

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CMaz's avatar

You are hosed.

Try OxiClean.

srtlhill's avatar

Try hand claener with some water on a clean rag. Blot the spot

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Try Goo Gone.

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YARNLADY's avatar

Liquid Dawn contains degreaser. Rub it on the stain, then sop it off with a wet paper towel. You have to keep dabbing at it for several minutes, and change towels frequently.

aprilsimnel's avatar

TSP – Tri-sodium phosphate. It comes in a box at Home Depot or the equivalent type of mega-hardware store where you are. A box is about US$10. Dissolve ¼ cup in 2 gallons of very warm water and scrub the stain out. Make sure you wear gloves and that the room you’re cleaning in is well-ventilated.

ccrow's avatar

Why was the bicycle chain sitting in an upholstered chair? ;-)

YARNLADY's avatar

@ccrow Hasn’t that ever happened to you? Someone brings the bike in out of the rain, or to keep it from getting stolen? It happens to a lot of people who store their bikes on their apartment balcony or patio.

ccrow's avatar

I knew of someone who kept his bike on the top bunk, while he slept on the bottom one…

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